Period
to 18 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 47 98
Rank change year-on-year +10 +51 +115
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 7,673 7,855 5,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.12% 5.19% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 5.63% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,339 6,207 4,600
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £88,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,486 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.94% +10.00% -

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 115,344 139,546 160,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.98% 92.14% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91,271 110,114 128,851
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,470 £29,985 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 7,194 £70,000 +7.69% 1,413
London +8 4,507 £76,500 +5.52% 825
UK excluding London +7 3,063 £54,486 -0.94% 670
North of England +33 923 £50,000 -4.76% 208
South East +2 903 £57,500 +4.55% 144
North West +38 578 £50,000 -7.83% 113
Midlands -2 339 £52,500 -4.55% 100
Scotland +25 322 £52,500 -4.55% 50
Yorkshire +9 288 £50,000 - 73
South West -41 255 £50,000 -9.09% 62
East of England +51 253 £65,000 +18.18% 73
West Midlands +21 210 £52,500 -12.50% 55
East Midlands -34 129 £50,000 -9.09% 45
Wales -5 61 £47,500 +5.56% 29
North East +14 57 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Northern Ireland -12 18 £55,000 +29.41% 4

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,566 (59.51%) Agile Software Development
2 3,647 (47.53%) Java
3 3,053 (39.79%) AWS
4 2,504 (32.63%) JavaScript
5 2,444 (31.85%) Docker
6 2,317 (30.20%) DevOps
7 2,172 (28.31%) Azure
8 2,164 (28.20%) .NET
9 2,103 (27.41%) C#
10 2,091 (27.25%) Software Engineering
11 2,028 (26.43%) TDD
12 1,849 (24.10%) Kubernetes
13 1,683 (21.93%) Finance
14 1,672 (21.79%) SQL
15 1,574 (20.51%) Spring
16 1,493 (19.46%) React
17 1,468 (19.13%) Scrum
18 1,356 (17.67%) Python
19 1,353 (17.63%) AngularJS
20 1,225 (15.97%) Git (software)
21 1,223 (15.94%) Node.js
22 1,194 (15.56%) RESTful
23 1,174 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
24 1,165 (15.18%) Web Services
25 1,139 (14.84%) .NET Core
26 1,104 (14.39%) Spring Boot
27 1,008 (13.14%) REST
28 978 (12.75%) SQL Server
29 968 (12.62%) NoSQL
30 966 (12.59%) BDD

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 329 (4.29%) Confluence
2 323 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
3 239 (3.11%) Apache Spark
4 143 (1.86%) CMS
5 127 (1.66%) Apache
6 85 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 61 (0.79%) IIS
8 52 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 52 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 49 (0.64%) Apache Solr
10 48 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 40 (0.52%) WordPress
12 38 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
13 34 (0.44%) nginx
13 34 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 32 (0.42%) Headless CMS
14 32 (0.42%) Umbraco
15 31 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 26 (0.34%) Drupal
16 26 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 33 (0.43%) MS Visio
2 15 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.078%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.065%) Gliffy
7 3 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.013%) InDesign
8 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.013%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 28 (0.36%) Magento
4 17 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
5 15 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 11 (0.14%) PolarLake
6 11 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 9 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
8 8 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
9 5 (0.065%) Quorum
9 5 (0.065%) R3 Corda
10 2 (0.026%) Eikon
10 2 (0.026%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.026%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.013%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.013%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.013%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.013%) Revive Adserver
11 1 (0.013%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3,053 (39.79%) AWS
2 2,172 (28.31%) Azure
3 744 (9.70%) GCP
4 549 (7.15%) Serverless
5 431 (5.62%) SaaS
6 303 (3.95%) AWS Lambda
7 275 (3.58%) GitHub
8 273 (3.56%) PaaS
9 271 (3.53%) OpenShift
10 254 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
11 188 (2.45%) Amazon ECS
12 185 (2.41%) Amazon S3
13 143 (1.86%) IaaS
14 130 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
15 129 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
16 102 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
17 64 (0.83%) AWS Fargate
18 46 (0.60%) Power Platform
19 44 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
19 44 (0.57%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 154 (2.01%) HTTP
2 131 (1.71%) Internet
3 81 (1.06%) Firewall
4 54 (0.70%) DNS
5 53 (0.69%) VPN
6 47 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 33 (0.43%) SSL
8 19 (0.25%) Kerberos
9 15 (0.20%) DHCP
10 12 (0.16%) DMZ
11 11 (0.14%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.12%) ZigBee
13 8 (0.10%) FTP
14 7 (0.091%) Skype
15 6 (0.078%) IPFS
15 6 (0.078%) IPsec
15 6 (0.078%) LAN
16 5 (0.065%) AMQP
16 5 (0.065%) Unified Communications
17 4 (0.052%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 978 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 968 (12.62%) NoSQL
3 689 (8.98%) MongoDB
4 563 (7.34%) MySQL
5 549 (7.15%) Big Data
6 542 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
7 417 (5.43%) Relational Database
8 270 (3.52%) Redis
9 217 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 177 (2.31%) Hadoop
11 170 (2.22%) RDBMS
12 163 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
13 138 (1.80%) Amazon Aurora
14 126 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 119 (1.55%) SQL Server 2019
16 94 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
17 81 (1.06%) Blockchain
18 77 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
19 71 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
20 60 (0.78%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 1,225 (15.97%) Git (software)
2 942 (12.28%) Jenkins
3 519 (6.76%) JIRA
4 413 (5.38%) Maven
5 302 (3.94%) JUnit
6 267 (3.48%) Selenium
7 220 (2.87%) Cucumber
8 198 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 176 (2.29%) GitLab
10 167 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 153 (1.99%) Gradle
12 150 (1.95%) TeamCity
13 139 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 137 (1.79%) Artifactory
15 127 (1.66%) Bitbucket
16 117 (1.52%) NUnit
17 107 (1.39%) RStudio
18 106 (1.38%) Visual Studio
19 104 (1.36%) Subversion
20 95 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,683 (21.93%) Finance
2 593 (7.73%) Banking
3 442 (5.76%) Retail
4 418 (5.45%) Front Office
5 252 (3.28%) Games
6 192 (2.50%) Public Sector
7 165 (2.15%) Marketing
8 96 (1.25%) Law
9 89 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 67 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 49 (0.64%) Advertising
11 49 (0.64%) Legal
12 48 (0.63%) Billing
13 47 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 35 (0.46%) Automotive
15 34 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.39%) Back Office
17 16 (0.21%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.20%) Electronics
19 14 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4,360 (56.82%) Developer
2 1,829 (23.84%) Java Developer
3 1,229 (16.02%) Senior Developer
4 1,091 (14.22%) Software Engineer
5 929 (12.11%) .NET Developer
6 703 (9.16%) Architect
7 643 (8.38%) C# Developer
8 586 (7.64%) Senior Java Developer
9 559 (7.29%) Java Engineer
10 459 (5.98%) Java Software Engineer
11 408 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
12 395 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 361 (4.70%) Software Developer
14 360 (4.69%) Senior Software Engineer
15 333 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
16 324 (4.22%) AWS Developer
17 312 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
18 311 (4.05%) Lead Developer
19 309 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
20 286 (3.73%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,164 (28.20%) .NET
2 1,574 (20.51%) Spring
3 1,493 (19.46%) React
4 1,353 (17.63%) AngularJS
5 1,223 (15.94%) Node.js
6 1,194 (15.56%) RESTful
7 1,165 (15.18%) Web Services
8 1,139 (14.84%) .NET Core
9 1,104 (14.39%) Spring Boot
10 1,008 (13.14%) REST
11 935 (12.19%) HTML
12 844 (11.00%) CSS
13 809 (10.54%) ASP.NET
14 622 (8.11%) Kafka
15 527 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
16 470 (6.13%) .NET Framework
17 422 (5.50%) J2EE
18 409 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
19 407 (5.30%) HTML5
20 396 (5.16%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 844 (11.00%) Greenfield Project
2 319 (4.16%) Cloud Native
3 286 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 280 (3.65%) User Experience
5 263 (3.43%) Fixed Income
6 247 (3.22%) Mobile App
7 241 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
8 231 (3.01%) Public Cloud
9 228 (2.97%) Equities
10 209 (2.72%) Derivative
11 195 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 140 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
13 137 (1.79%) Blog
14 131 (1.71%) Algorithms
15 128 (1.67%) Hedge funds
16 106 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
16 106 (1.38%) iPad
17 103 (1.34%) Data Structures
18 88 (1.15%) Data Centre
19 85 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 790 (10.30%) Linux
2 275 (3.58%) Windows
3 252 (3.28%) Unix
4 162 (2.11%) Android
5 135 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 90 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 70 (0.91%) CentOS
8 58 (0.76%) Windows Server
9 57 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (0.48%) Windows 10
11 21 (0.27%) Debian
12 19 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.10%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.065%) AIX
17 5 (0.065%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.065%) Robot Operating System
17 5 (0.065%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,566 (59.51%) Agile Software Development
2 2,317 (30.20%) DevOps
3 2,091 (27.25%) Software Engineering
4 2,028 (26.43%) TDD
5 1,468 (19.13%) Scrum
6 1,174 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
7 966 (12.59%) BDD
8 876 (11.42%) Test Automation
9 786 (10.24%) MVC
10 756 (9.85%) Mentoring
11 718 (9.36%) Fintech
12 705 (9.19%) E-Commerce
13 686 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
14 647 (8.43%) SOA
15 630 (8.21%) Open Source
16 576 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
17 559 (7.29%) OO
18 542 (7.06%) Analytics
19 512 (6.67%) Computer Science
20 481 (6.27%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 3,647 (47.53%) Java
2 2,504 (32.63%) JavaScript
3 2,103 (27.41%) C#
4 1,672 (21.79%) SQL
5 1,356 (17.67%) Python
6 920 (11.99%) Java 8
7 531 (6.92%) TypeScript
8 435 (5.67%) Scala
9 358 (4.67%) Ruby
10 353 (4.60%) PHP
11 299 (3.90%) Go
12 278 (3.62%) R
13 250 (3.26%) Kotlin
14 186 (2.42%) Bash Shell
15 184 (2.40%) C++
16 168 (2.19%) ES6
17 125 (1.63%) T-SQL
18 119 (1.55%) PowerShell
19 100 (1.30%) F#
20 76 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 566 (7.38%) Degree
2 296 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (1.15%) AWS Certification
4 74 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 36 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 25 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
7 24 (0.31%) RHCE
8 21 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 17 (0.22%) ISEB
10 16 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.14%) PhD
12 10 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.10%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
15 6 (0.078%) Postgraduate
15 6 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.078%) SANS
16 5 (0.065%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 389 (5.07%) QA
2 60 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 41 (0.53%) GDPR
4 21 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.13%) SLA
6 9 (0.12%) NIST
7 7 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.091%) PSD2
8 6 (0.078%) COBIT
9 5 (0.065%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.039%) TickIT
11 2 (0.026%) MiFID
11 2 (0.026%) RMADS
11 2 (0.026%) SEPA
12 1 (0.013%) EMIR
12 1 (0.013%) NCSC
12 1 (0.013%) PMO
12 1 (0.013%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,444 (31.85%) Docker
2 47 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.29%) HDFS
4 22 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.23%) Varnish
6 15 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (0.14%) Postfix
8 6 (0.078%) vSphere
9 5 (0.065%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.052%) NFS
10 4 (0.052%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.052%) OpenDJ
10 4 (0.052%) OpenIDM
10 4 (0.052%) zsh
11 3 (0.039%) RACF
11 3 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.039%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.026%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1,849 (24.10%) Kubernetes
2 613 (7.99%) Terraform
3 430 (5.60%) Ansible
4 263 (3.43%) Puppet
5 195 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
6 109 (1.42%) Mesos
7 100 (1.30%) Marathon
8 88 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
9 84 (1.09%) Kibana
10 83 (1.08%) Prometheus
11 72 (0.94%) Grafana
12 54 (0.70%) Consul
12 54 (0.70%) Rancher
13 51 (0.66%) Packer
14 41 (0.53%) Istio
15 37 (0.48%) Graphite
15 37 (0.48%) Salt
16 29 (0.38%) logstash
17 24 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
18 22 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 686 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 412 (5.37%) Oracle
3 400 (5.21%) Google
4 148 (1.93%) WorldPay
5 138 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 119 (1.55%) SAP
7 102 (1.33%) IBM
8 83 (1.08%) FIS
9 78 (1.02%) Red Hat
9 78 (1.02%) Splunk
10 75 (0.98%) Sybase
11 65 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 62 (0.81%) Adobe
13 57 (0.74%) hybris
13 57 (0.74%) MuleSoft
13 57 (0.74%) New Relic
14 53 (0.69%) Sage
14 53 (0.69%) Xamarin
15 48 (0.63%) Facebook
15 48 (0.63%) Sitecore